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LONDON-Wilson s Double-Talk

Wilson's Double-Talk Farrukh Dhondy THE Conservative party, having been beaten in the February snap election, is counting the blessings of defeat Its second rank politicians are continually saying that it is quite willing to let Wilson's Labour minority government rule for a year or so without deliberate and concerted filibusters. A narrow parliamentary defeat for the Conservative party seems to have avoided a major political defeat. The Labour government of Harold Wilson hangs by a majority of six over the Conservatives, who could with the 14 Liberals and the rough assortment of Ulster Unionists and Welsh and Scots Nationalists force a re-election at any time. From their parliamentary tactics of taking part in debates but staying away from the lobbies, it seems that the Tories have to work hard to stay defeated and to avoid the embarrassment of another thrashing by allowing the Labour government to try and sort out the mess of industrial antagonisms that they bred.

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